Alec Baldwin quits Twitter, terrorises TMZ
Alec Baldwin has had quite the busy week. Not only did he marry yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, the 30 Rock star found time to shut down his amusing, if frequently vitriolic, Twitter account. Oh, and he also admitted to harbouring a homicidal rage toward TMZ honcho Harvey Levin.
Alec, who's used his Twitter to bash everyone from the American Airlines flight attendant who told him to turn off his cell phone before a flight to the paparazzo he had a run-in with in New York last month, powered down his account this week, leaving fans of ill-tempered digital outbursts hanging high and dry.
While his account is now inaccessible, according to the New York Post, he tweeted, "It's been fun" before deactivating his account. He's quit Twitter once before—namely in December after his feud with American Airlines reached a fever pitch, he decided to "crash" his account and start anew.
"Let's play a game called Mass Unfollowing," one of his last tweets read. "I want to crash this acct and start again. But, tonight at 10PM, NY time, unfollow me."
However, while his Twitter followers might be deprived—however temporarily—of his rage-fuelled musings, the newlywed is making up for it in the pages of Vanity Fair. Recalling the embarrassing voicemail that leaked on TMZ—which featured him calling his then-11 year old daughter Ireland a "rude, thoughtless little pig"—he admits that he wanted to exact revenge on Harvey Levin.
And in typical Alec fashion, he doesn't spare the graphic details: "I wanted to stick a knife in him and gut him and kill him and I wanted him to die breathing his last breath looking into my eyes," he tells the magazine. Wow, hopefully his new bride can teach him some yoga moves that can relieve some of that rage.
Despite his vivid description of his desire to eviscerate the TMZ honcho, he tells Vanity Fair that he's learning to control his anger. "You have to let that go," he says. "Enough time—I mean, it does heal wounds." And, hopefully, restore one's urge to tweet again.
Published: 6th July 2012